195 episodes

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

Birth, Baby, and Life Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 227 Ratings

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

    BBL 196: What Women REALLY Want in Childbirth

    BBL 196: What Women REALLY Want in Childbirth

    What do women REALLY want in childbirth?  That's the question I looked at as I researched and wrote my senior thesis...  ...and I found surprising insights in contrasting two 1970s home birth services. Listen in to discover how both lower and higher income women could advocate for the experience they wanted... ...and take back birth for themselves […]

    • 36 min
    BBL195 – How I Took 5 Kids Camping as a Single Mom

    BBL195 – How I Took 5 Kids Camping as a Single Mom

    Is it possible for a single mom to take the kids camping, and enjoy it? Yes!  Today's episode shares our camping adventures. I walk you through how I prepared for this trip, what went well, and what I plan to change next time. Spoiler alert: there will definitely be a next time because it was […]

    • 32 min
    BBL194: What to do When Your Doctor Isn’t Supportive of Natural Birth

    BBL194: What to do When Your Doctor Isn’t Supportive of Natural Birth

    What do you do when your doctor doesn't support natural birth and keeps pushing tests and interventions you don't want? Today's episode goes over practical strategies for building your confidence and having open, respectful conversations with your doctor. Listen in to find out exactly what to do. Topics I Cover in This Podcast:Why not knowing […]

    • 51 min
    BBL193: How to Help Everyone in the Family Calm Down

    BBL193: How to Help Everyone in the Family Calm Down

    Everyone in your family can get upset: crying baby, tantruming toddler, fighting kids, and an overwhelmed, angry mama yelling at them all! Stressed parents and anxious kids create a cycle of anger, stress, and more anxiety that keeps perpetuating itself - so today, I’ll share strategies to help everyone in the family calm down. When […]

    • 53 min
    BBL192: How to Handle It All as a Working Mom

    BBL192: How to Handle It All as a Working Mom

    Moms often need to, or want to, work… but you feel guilty having to handle it all as a working mom. However, the reality of mothering and working is much different than popular beliefs… (and even the myths we have about how working and parenting mix). Join me in today’s episode for an eye-opening look […]

    • 55 min
    BBL191: Mom Balance – Why You Need to Ditch the Housework

    BBL191: Mom Balance – Why You Need to Ditch the Housework

    Can you have it all when you're a mom? How do you ditch the housework and handle the busy life that comes with caring for small children, work, laundry, meals, and more? Every mom is busy - and you probably have some serious guilt. Join me today for encouragement and practical strategies for how mamas […]

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

Badgers mom ,

SUCH A GREAT LISTEN!

I love this podcast so much. Very insightful and I can’t recommend to my clients.

MirMirOnTheWall3 ,

Interesting topics, and great resources

I’m really particular about my birth podcasts. I think I tried out all the others before I ended up here. The thing I like about this one is the focus on wellness for both mom and baby. I’m a bit of a holistic nut so it’s refreshing to hear someone who is so like minded. With other podcasts I ran into a lot of political stuff or things that rubbed me the wrong way. I like that she’s Christian and does connect baby growing with a creator. I don’t think the two can be separated. It’s a super spiritual experience. I am impressed on her knowledge of everything pregnancy and labor. I’ll be listening my remaining 6 months to soak up all her knowledge.

SSJ89 ,

Well-researched and informative podcast

** UPDATE: I am so glad Kristen is back with great content. I am thoroughly enjoying her podcast and to those reviewers who say she rambles, I kindly recommend for you to take the time to actually listen and focus on what she is saying. If you are planning to give birth (ever), you will most certainly benefit from Kristen’s wisdom and insight on this important subject. I take Kristen along for my solo walks or listen while doing housework without my kids nearby — you truly need to be able to focus to receive the maximum benefit of this incredible content. **

I have been enjoying this podcast very much, but sadly, it appears as though it is no longer active. Truly a bummer because this is my favorite of all of the educational pregnancy and birth podcasts.

I really enjoyed the series on VBACs, as that is a topic near and dear to my heart. It was very informative and well-done. I also love and appreciate that Kristen places such a huge emphasis on the proper diet and nutrition during pregnancy. It matters!!

I do hope she has not closed this chapter in her life and continues to release new content. She has a gift for presenting the information in an engaging and encouraging manner.

All the best to Kristen and her lovely family.

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